App Store Top Ten: Week of July 5, 2010

This holiday weekend big companies like EA, Gameloft, Glu, and Namco have marked down their top games to just 99 cents each. This has resulted in Scrabble, Oregon Trail, World Series of Poker, and Pac-Man breaking into the Top Ten. But still, none of them could unseat Angry Birds for the #1 spot. Read on for review links and more for this week’s Top Ten.

#1: Angry Birds

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: Destructive physics help make this a very charming puzzler, and the great level variety seals the deal.

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#2: Doodle God

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Doodle God is original and addictive. What else do you need?

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#3: Pac-Man

Most helpful iTunes user review: “The game itself is just like old Pac-Man and the control options are great. The sound is a little off sometimes but otherwise is good.”

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#4: The Oregon Trail

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: This heavily modernized Oregon Trail doesn’t elicit much nostalgia, but is still a fun, breezy play.

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#5: Doodle Jump

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Doodle Jump is a great microgame for the right price.

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#6: Fruit Ninja

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Next time you’re waiting for a haircut, cut up some fruit while you wait. It probably did something to deserve it.

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#7: Skee-Ball

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Skee-Ball does just one thing really well, which makes it a good purchase for four quarters.

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#8: Potty Racers

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Potty Racers will give you a new respect for portable toilets.

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#9: World Series of Poker Hold’em Legend

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: If poker is your card game, then make World Series of Poker Hold’em Legend your videogame.

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#10: Scrabble

Most helpful iTunes user review: “A couple very bad design choices make this classic sadly inferior to the knockoffs.”

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